Does Microsoft Supporting Linux Make You Like Windows More?

One thing we all expect of our chosen operating system is that it plays nice with others. We want to be able to do it all, yet do it all on our favorite OS. Given that, does Microsoft supporting Linux make you like Windows more?

All you have to do is a quick Google search for "Microsoft supporting Linux," and you find the several ways the company is working with Windows' competition. There is support for Linux and open source technology in Azure. Windows 10 makes it a possibility to run Bash on Windows. And soon running Linux apps on Windows will be a possibility because of a partnership between Microsoft and Canonical.

But what does all this mean for Windows? Clearly they aren't the big dog in the race that they once were. For one reason, many are moving to mobile options, and Windows came too late to the race for that. For another, people are preferring the ease of Mac OS X and the open source technology in Linux.

But not that they're bringing more support for Linux, how does it change how you feel about Windows? Is Windows too late to the game for that as well? Or do you think that this will begin to resurrect Windows?

Does Microsoft supporting Linux make you like Windows more?

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker - Contributor

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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